This image reminds me of something you would look at under a microscope such as cells or organisms. It is such a simple image yet it seems to hold a lot of detail. I think this topic could be a great starting point for a project. This image could create such a great abstract pattern. The monochrome colours give it a very modern feel but it still maintains its natural element.
Idea: Create a bird shape from air dry clay. Insert a skewer to create a plant pick, wait until it dries then embellish. (Use magazines as mosaic cut pieces and Decopodge. Create an eye by impressing the tip of the skewer into the clay before it dries, then paint black)